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Our aim is to support all creative designers and events showcasing independent labels. MOTL is a not-for-profit, non-partisan organisation. You may wonder why we promote other markets besides MOTL; it’s because it’s not about us, its about you; the buyers and sellers of indie wares. Here at the blog, you’ll discover up to date information about our latest market, the low-down on some of
Tuesday, April 22
The Rotary Club of Matilda Bay is hosting its annual Subiaco Craft, Collectibles and Community Fair on Sunday 26 October 2014 at the Oak Lawn at the University of Western Australia. They are offering an Early Bird Registration until 31 July. Early bird stall prices range from $140 - $180. To book a stall go to http://www.subiacocraftfair.org.au/
Tuesday, April 15
Palmyra Western Farmers Market Mother's Day Pop Shop Art/Craft Market is on the morning of Sunday 27th April from 8am – 12pm. This will be held alongside their weekly Farmers Market. Stalls are from $50. Stallholders will need to bring all equipment e.g. trestle tables, chairs, etc. To apply, contact Pally Pop Shop on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0433 433 077 during normal business hours. All applications must be received by COB Thursday 24th April.
Subi Farmers Market will be holding a Mother's Day market on Saturday 3rd May from 8am. You will need to bring along a 3m x 3m marquee and trestle table to display your products. To apply, send a few photos of your product asap to Anna - email@example.com
Monday, April 14
The Mukinbudin Spring Festival is the highlight of the Mukinbudin events calendar, with past festivals attracting up to 1000 people from all over the wheatbelt and beyond. The Mukinbudin Spring Festival Market Day will be held on Saturday 13 September, 2014 from 10am - 4pm.
After the Market Day finishes, everyone will move over the Sporting Complex and oval where there will be a helicopter “Lolly Drop”, a catered meal and bar with free entertainment and music. During the festival there are many activities including art workshops, tours of the local area (including the beautiful granite rock nature reserves), free entertainment and a spectacular fireworks show.
Stalls cost $10. Indoor and marquee positions are available to early registrations and will be allocated on a first in, first served basis. Limited power is provided, so if your stall is a heavy power user, you will need to provide your own power.
If you would like to register a stall at the Market Day, please contact Ruth Poultney for a registration form on 0407 385 123 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications close Friday 15 August 2014.
Friday, March 14
With a combination of natural dyeing, printing and stitch you will be able to record your feelings, impressions, sounds and smells of the natural bushland.
To be held over 2 days you will learn to develop these techniques into a cloth that will be suitable for a wall hanging or cape or something of your choice.
Date: Two Day Course: Saturday 5 - Sunday 6 April 2014
Time: 10am - 4pm daily
Venue: Henderson Environmental Centre, Star Swamp Reserve, Groat Street, North Beach
Cost: $60 per person
Presenter: Pauline White
Friday, March 7
- Pricing your products/services
- Stall aesthetics
- Tips and advice for selling at markets
- Approaching shops for wholesale
- and much more.
You'll also have the opportunity to ask questions and network with other independent artists and small business owners.
Past stallholders at the KickstART Markets have found this workshop incredibly beneficial and useful to their business and art practice. We strongly encourage everyone who is in the early stages of building their creative business or practice to come along. Entry is free.
When: Thursday, March 13 from 6.00pm - 8.30pm
Register through the Propel website: http://www.propel.org.au/events/1356
Presented by Propel Youth Arts WA in celebration of National Youth Week, the KickstART Festival is a massive series of events designed to spark your creativity. The KickstART Festival will be serving up an assortment of arts workshops, performances, discussion forums, live music, special events and activities from 5 - 26th April, 2014.
Thursday, March 6
WORKSHOP: Introduction to Knitting & Crochet – 1 day
Date/Time: 16/03/2014 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Price: Members $75, Non-members $125
With Anne Williams and Susan Walsh
Spend a day in the company of two fantastic tutors learning the basics of knitting and crochet either from scratch or as a refresher.
Many of us have dabbled in knitting and crochet, but how many of us really understand how to read a pattern without getting lost, how to shape and create all those amazing stitches, how to fix problems, and how we might use these skills in our creative or artistic projects... or just to yarn bomb that tree in your front yard!
Use this as a standalone course to up-skill, or to prepare for WAFTA’s Prudence Mapstone’s freeform knitting workshop coming in the autumn. Choose between spending the day knitting or crocheting, or do both with half a day on each.
12 places available. To book a place visit www.wafta.com.au/events/workshop-introduction-knitting-crochet/
WORKSHOP: Gutsy Stuff with Judy Dominic
Price: Members $150 (Early Bird $125 until March 10th); Non-members $175
When not being used to hold sausage together, gut is a very elastic material that sticks to just about anything and dries firm and semi-transparent when stretched. It can hold structures together, be used like a string, create walls or form a flexible shape. A great material to use, play outside the box – or rather, outside the tube – in this off-the-wall workshop.
This workshop is suitable for all levels of experience from beginners to practising artists in a small dedicated class.
To book a place visit www.wafta.com.au/events/workshop-gutsy-stuff-judy-dominic/
Date/Time: 26/04/2014 - 27/04/2014 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The seemingly simple white design on black background cloth represents the serious artistic manner of telling the stories of village life in Mali, Africa. Learn about the traditional method of bogolan fini - dying cotton cloth with mud – as well as how that process is modified two different ways in the Dominic version.
During the workshop you will create your own story designs using local muds on cotton and other natural fibre cloth. Connect with the earth and gain an appreciation of the Mali culture.
This workshop is suitable for all levels from beginners to experienced dyers wanting to try something different in a small dedicated class.
To book a place visit www.wafta.com.au/events/workshop-mud-cloth-judy-dominic/
Tuesday, March 4
Artists, groups of artists and curators aged 35 and under are invited to submit an Expression of Interest to develop an exhibition for the Roe Street Light Locker space.
Check out the Expression of Interest brief, view architectural drawings of the boxes, and submit an application online.
Please contact Katie Lenanton on 9481 3181 (Monday to Thursday) with enquiries.
Venue: Light Locker Art Space
Venue Address: Roe Street Car Park Arcade, entry off James Street, Northbridge
Apply to exhibit: http://foodchainperth.com/lightlockers/eoi/
Urban Couture provides a platform for Western Australian fashion creatives and beyond to showcase works in a series of events throughout March. The mission of Urban Couture is to support home-grown talent in generating industry exposure.
Now in its fourth year, Urban Couture has become a leading program in the Perth fashion calendar. Urban Couture aims to transform unconventional spaces into places of popular fashion happenings.
The 2013 program was an overwhelming success, supporting over 50 designers and 30 artists in a program of 14 events attracting over 30,000 visitors. In collaboration with the Joondalup Festival, Urban Couture 2014 is set to put the spotlight on designers, artists, illustrators and photographers nationwide.
Expressions of interest for Urban Couture 2014 have closed, however if you are interested in being involved and would like more information please call 9400 4230.
Markets Under The Pines is Perth's newest market, situated in the picturesque grounds of Curtin University on the first Sunday of every month from 10am to 4pm. The first market will be on Sunday 6th October, 2013 with stalls encompassing local produce, sumptuous food and innovative artisans' creations and lots of entertainment for the whole family, including an animal farm, pony & train rides.
If you are interested in being a stallholder, fill in this form or contact Jenny, the Market Co-ordinator by phone: 0407 612 110 or email: email@example.com